Archipel Stations-Instituto Inhotim
Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil
Archipel Stations Community Radio (Monai de Paula Antunes, Niko de Paula Lefort, Diego de Paula Antunes)
The INHOTIM Institute is one of the largest contemporary art outdoor museum and also a Botanical Garden located in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais.
Monai de Paula Antunes & Niko de Paula Lefort were resident artists at Inhotim during the early months of 2022 developing an extension of the project Radio Gardening, an environment specific radio system combining live transmissions, bioacoustics experiments and narratives around natureculture sites. For that occasion they "planted" together with Diego de Paula Antunes a streambox in one of the tropical forest habitats of the institute. There are plans to develop a permanent transmission station at the "Jardim Sombra e Água Fresca" - Shadow and Fresh Water Garden, a landscape designed by Pedro Nehring for raising environmental awareness to visitors of the institute.
Inhotim's privileged location – amid the rich biomes of the Atlantic Forest and the tropical savanna of Cerrado –, as well as the lush landscapes over 140 hectares open for visiting, offer a unique experience to visitors, blending art and nature. Around 700 works by more than 60 artists coming from nearly 40 different countries are displayed outdoors and in galleries that share the space with a Botanical Garden of more than 4.3 thousand rare botanic species, from all continents.